hyperventilate hyperventilate v. i. to breathe rapidly and deeply; to breathe excessively; as, The mountain climber started to hyperventilate. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hyperventilate — breathe deeply and rapidly, 1931, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + VENTILATE (Cf. ventilate). Related: Hyperventilated; hyperventilating …   Etymology dictionary

  • hyperventilate — ► VERB 1) breathe at an abnormally rapid rate. 2) be or become overexcited. DERIVATIVES hyperventilation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hyperventilate — UK [ˌhaɪpə(r)ˈventɪˌleɪt] / US [ˌhaɪpərˈvent(ə)lˌeɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms hyperventilate : present tense I/you/we/they hyperventilate he/she/it hyperventilates present participle hyperventilating past tense hyperventilated past… …   English dictionary

  • hyperventilate — verb 1. produce hyperventilation in The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient • Derivationally related forms: ↑hyperventilation • Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑care for • Verb Frames: Somebody s someb …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperventilate — hy·per·ven·ti·late vent əl .āt vb, lat·ed; lat·ing vi to breathe rapidly and deeply: undergo hyperventilation <some swimmers hyperventilate> vt to subject to hyperventilation <he hyperventilated his lungs by deep breathing> …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperventilate — [[t]ha͟ɪpə(r)ventɪleɪt[/t]] hyperventilates, hyperventilating, hyperventilated VERB If someone hyperventilates, they begin to breathe very fast in an uncontrollable way, usually because they are very frightened, tired, or excited. I… …   English dictionary

  • hyperventilate — intransitive verb Date: 1931 to breathe rapidly and deeply ; undergo hyperventilation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperventilate — /huy peuhr ven tl ayt /, v., hyperventilated, hyperventilating. v.i. 1. to be afflicted with hyperventilation; breathe abnormally fast and deep. v.t. 2. to cause (a patient) to breathe more rapidly and deeply than normal. [1930 35; back formation …   Universalium

  • hyperventilate — verb To breathe quickly and deeply …   Wiktionary

  • hyperventilate — hy|per|ven|ti|late [ˌhaıpəˈventıleıt US pərˈventl eıt] v to breathe too quickly or too deeply, so that you get too much ↑oxygen and feel ↑dizzy >hyperventilation [ˌhaıpəventıˈleıʃən US pərventlˈeı ][i] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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